LARAMIE - The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland are now issuing Christmas tree permits for $10 each.
Each permit allows the cutting of one tree on National Forest land for personal use. There is a limit of five permits per household.
Trees must be no taller than 20 feet, and no cutting is allowed within 100 feet of roads or within 200 feet of campgrounds, picnic areas, scenic pullouts, administrative sites, timber sale areas or designated Wilderness areas.
Tree cutting is also prohibited within designated wilderness areas.
Permits are available at U.S. Department of Agriculture offices in Laramie, Cheyenne, Saratoga, Rawlins, Elk Mountain, Baggs and Douglas.